Self Love Day
Self Love Day
Following on from my post last week on self-care, I came across the fact that February the 13th is International Self-love day as championed by Christine Arylo. As I have had a really exhausting and draining week, I thought I would continue on this theme as self-love is really important for me right now. I actually really need to rest so I will keep it short and sweet.
The thing is, that if we don’t show ourselves love, compassion, respect and gentleness, chances are no one else will either. The atmosphere around Valentine’s day is one that can actually induce acute feelings of worthlessness, loneliness and frustration. I remember at school there was an in-school Valentines postal service. Inevitably, a few kids in the class got numerous Valentine’s cards and the rest were left empty handed. I don’t know how the others experienced it, but this often felt humiliating to me.
I have heard, countless times, of women being upset and angry because their partner had forgotten/ ignored/ ruined Valentine’s Day for them. Let’s face it, there can be a lot of expectation loaded on that one day for a lot of women and I would guess that not many experience the romance they were wishing for. It can be hard to be romantic on demand, or at the call of commercial forces.
The origins of Valentine’s Day.
So in this Valentines’s week, I encourage you to find little moments for self-care in your life. Yes, that means you too men! If you can, make February 13th a day to really explore how you can give yourself that extra nourishment. Cherish yourself, so that you feel loved and looked after. And if someone else wants to wine and dine you on the 14th, then hey, it’s just a welcome bonus!
Let me know how you are showing yourself some love this week and how the energy around Valentine’s Day feels to you. I would love to hear how you celebrate Self Love Day!
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